Mr Michael Farquharson

RNLD, BA (Hons), MA, MPhil

Senior Lecturer


Michael is the lead link lecturer for the alternative learning disabilities placements within the BSc (Hons) Nursing programme, a role that continues to create new opportunities and enables his passion. Michael’s strength in teaching and learning are his knowledge in both academic and vocational skills and he views these with equal importance to students and practitioners alike. His MA focused on learning opportunities with an alternative placement and the role of the Higher Education institutions, students and mentors.

Michael was previously a community nurse, working with children and adults with learning disabilities. His community nursing role was varied and included working with physical, emotional or psychological needs. His working insight and knowledge allows he to capture the individual’s ability to develop and progress.

Currently, Michael is the Module Lead for ‘Leadership, Management and Inter-Professional Working’. He uses his own research findings and the student’s experiences to enable the individual to develop extensively and appreciate the differences in learning styles. Michael recognises nursing students’ strengths as well as the challenges. He strive to strengthen the learning opportunities for students to achieve both a theoretical and practical perspective, using a combination of his clinical and educational experience.